In October 2019, the International Venture Club, together with a select group of invited guests, will gather in Denmark. Over the course of two intense days, we will bring 80 senior corporate innovators, independent venture capital fund managers and strategic investors together in a relaxed, retreat style setting to forge new relationships, deepen existing ones and give them some much needed space and time to share ideas and opportunities.


The programme has been designed by leading investors, weary of formulaic panels and keynote conferences, in the simple belief that senior and seasoned investors have a real need to come together, to speak, to listen, in short, to collaborate. In a collective spirit of trust investors attending will deep-dive, via facilitated breakout sessions, into core issues challenging senior practitioners.


“We are delighted to host Smart Capital 2019. In addition to the proven “non-conference” format of guest insights, facilitated breakouts and special activities, we’ll add a Nordic flavor and give tech investors a unique insight into one of Europe’s most exiting tech hubs. As this year’s President I look forward to welcoming you all to Denmark.” 

Tonni Bülow-Nielsen, President Smart Capital 2019, Managing Partner, Vaekstfonden






“We all know deals don't happen overnight, and we also know they rarely happen with strangers. That’s why we run this very special, invitation only, event every year. We bring seasoned investors together to forge new relationships, deepen existing ones and give you some much needed space and time to share ideas and opportunities.” 

Bernhard Mohr, Co-President Smart Capital 2019,Chairman of the IVC, Managing Director, Evonik Venture Capital



Why attend?


  • 2 days to engage in a relaxed atmosphere with fellow corporate and independent VCs
  • Data-driven break-out sessions covering critical issues at portfolio company level
  • Deal syndication sessions in key sectors such as Mobility, Sustainability, Healthcare and Deep-Tech 
  • Designed and delivered by an active club of leading international VCs
  • Limited attendance of 80 partner level participants from Europe, Asia and the US
       (incl. Corporate Innovation leaders, VC, Family offices and institutional investors). 
  • Informal atmosphere of collaboration and trust - A chance to really meet and collaborate with your peers